Royals gotta catch ’em all, too!
Yes, the Pokémon Go phenomenon reached the palace, Sweden’s Prince Daniel reveals in a new interview.
“It wasn’t that the children’s gaze never left the screen, but their backsides definitely left the couch,” said the prince who, before he married into the Bernadotte dynasty in 2010, owned and ran a gym.
“I really wanted to understand [Pokémon Go] and check it out,” he said. “People sometimes criticize the game, but it does get kids active and moving.”
The family had even found a Pokémon gym near the moorings of their home at Haga Palace.
Their discovery follows an incident in July when royal bodyguards had to escort keen young players away from Solliden, the royal family’s summer residence, after a security team detected them prowling around the grounds with torches.
Prince Daniel also said he found the game helpful in trying to reach his goal of walking 10,000 steps every day.
Asked which of his accomplishments since joining the royal family he is most proud of — besides his family and children — the prince said, “I’m not particularly proud of anything yet.
“But I hope I will be in 40 years time when I look back at what I’ve done.”